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LEAFLET No. 82.] 



[SIXTH SERIES. 



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Petitions against 
Home Rule. 



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LEINSTER, MUNSTER AND CONNAUCHT. 



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It is commonly alleged by Gladstonians that the loyal minority 
in Ireland are all, or nearly all, resident in the Province of Ulster. 
This is grossly untrue, 

You will see from the figures given below that 127.292 residents 
m the three Southern Provinces of Ireland have petitioned Parlia- 
ment against the Home Rule Bill of 1893. 

You will also see from the same statistics that Unionism in the three 
Southern Provinces is far stronger and more popular now than it 
was seven years ago ; since it appears that five times as many 
people have signed Petitions against the Bill of 1893 as against 
the Bill of 1886. 







1893. 


1886. 




1893. 


1886. 


Carlo w 


. , 


. 2588 


Nil. 


Louth 


... 2424 


Nil- 


Clare 


. 


. 1300 


Nil. 


- Mayo 


... 1828 


Nil. 


Cork 




. 16437 


11832 


Meath 


... 3043 


1845 


Dublin 


City 




Queen's Co. 


... 4362 


Nil. 


and Count) 


' 45900 


2246 


Roscommon 


... 1719 


747 


Gal way 


., 


. 3391 


Nil. 


Sligo 


... 4224 


854 


Kerry 


. 


.. 2302 


63 


Tipperary 


... 4518 


1044 


Kildare 


. 


.. 3427 


84 


- Waterford 


... 2460 


Nil: 


Kilkenny 


. 


. 2165 


572 


- Westmeath 


... 2244 


100 


King's Co. 
Leitrim 




3066 
. 3859 


458 
105 


Wexford 
Wicklow 


... 4S18 
... 6059 


6515 


Limerick 
Longford 




. 3421 
. 1737 


50 

248 












127292 


26763 



1389 



BE SURE OF YOUR FACTS ! 



Here are a few Specimens of G-ladstonian 

accuracy. 



L— MR. GLADSTONE 

Made the following statement to the Deputation from 
Belfast Chamber of Commerce, March 28th, 1893 — 

"While the Civil Government of Ireland cost £1 per head, the 
Civil Government of Great Britain cost a little more than 10s."— 
Irish Times, March 29th. 

WHAT IS THE TRUTH? 

That "the Civil expenditure of Great Britain is 19s. 2d. per 
head, and that of Ireland £1 4s." — (Reply of Belfast Chamber of 
Commerce, Irish Times, April 12th.) 

II.— MR. DAVITT 

Made the following statement to the House of Commons, 
April nth, 1893 — 

"The census of 1891 shows that there are 870,000 inhabited 
houses in Ireland, and out of these there are no less than 300,000, 
or over thirty-six per cent., built mostly of mud." — Freemarts 
Journal ', April 12th. 

WHAT IS THE TRUTH? 

That " the census return shows that there are 20,000 houses, 
or two per cent, of the inhabited buildings, ' built mostly of mud 
or other perishable material.'" — Mr. Goschen, House of Commons, 
April 17th, 1893. — Irish Times* April 18th. 

III.-" THE DAILY NEWS" 

Made the following statement in its leading article (criti- 
cizing Mr. Chamberlain's arithmetic ! ) of April 4th, 1893 — 

" This would be still more interesting if we were not all in pos- 
session of a religious census for Ireland. But we are : and 
according to the information thus furnished, the Catholics are four 
millions and a half." 

WHAT IS THE TRUTH? 

That, according to the census returns for 1891, the Roman 
Catholic population of Ireland numbers 3.547,307. 



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